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Ship Arrivals at the Port of Quebec, 1827

The following information on arrivals, due to the condition of the papers, has been taken from various sources including the Montreal Gazette MG, the U.E. Loyalist UEL and the Canadian Courant & Montreal Advertiser CC.
note: if ships' rigging or name of Master unpublished, it is indicated by -- (The newspapers were often filmed within their binding, making one side of some entries, unreadable, or only partly legible. This can lead to errors in the interpretation of the entry or missed entries. ) Be aware that there may be two or more ships of the same name, from the same, or different ports, during the same year. A few ships also made two trips in 1827.

see also St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records for Chambly & John Molson.

May 01 - June 09 | June 09 - July 23 | July 25 - October 02 | October 08 - December 13

Arrived at the Port of Quebec Monday July 30th - MG & August 11th - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
July 25 schooner Marie Catharine Bernier Newfoundland   — / in ballast
July 25 bark Caledonian Colburn Sligo 219 settlers — / in ballast
July 26 brig Diana McLean Belfast 181 settlers — / goods
July 27 brig Mary and Betty Tomlinson Dublin   — / in ballast
July 27 bark Sophia Blake Halifax   — / in ballast
from the Halifax Nova Scotian of June 23rd.
It will be seen by the following remark taken from the Fredericton Gazette, that the humane attentention of the Government has turned in the neighbouring Province, as in this to the condition of the native Indians :—
" Among the Official notices in the Gazette of this day, is one warning, the public not to interfere with, or trespass upon the Lands and clearances of the Indians ; either on lands reserved for their use generally, or Lands specially granted and leased to individuals among them by the Crown.
" His Excellency Sir Howard Douglass has, it is well known, ever since his arrival amongst us, turned a sympathising and searching eye towards these declining and scattered branches of the Children of the forest ; and if we may judge by the success of his attempts, we may entertain the most pleasing hopes of the ultimate issue of the various endeavours which have been made with the kindest motives for their amelioration and improvement.

From Halifax .— The editor of the Boston Traveller has dates to the 15th inst. which represent the distress of the emigrants who have landed there from Great Britain, to be melancholy in the extreme. Five hundred of them are dependant upon charity, and death is daily thinning their numbers. Many are already tenants of the Poor House.

There is a report of a silk gown having been lost in the St. Lawrence Suburbs, and it has been supposed to belong to a loyal servant of the crown who dropped it when canvassing for votes. —A Correspondent suggests a more probable ownership in the person of a learned Judge, who is said to be connected with one of the city Candidates, and who might have left it in the Suburbs, which our friends says, the Honorable Gentleman sometimes visits for other than political purposes.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday August 2nd, Monday August 6th - MG & August 18th - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 02 brig Susan Martin 09 June Figuaria   to H. Atkinson / salt & wines
Aug 02 ship Cumberland Gardiner 14 days Halifax   to Penniston & McGill / in ballast
Aug 04 brig Medway Stephenson 07 June London   to W. Price / general cargo
Aug 04 brigantine Cherub McQueen 18 days Halifax   to C.F. Alwyn / rum & sugar
Police Office:—
. . .George Brush [Captain] of the steam boat Hercules, was brought up for having assulted an Irish Emigrant—admitted to bail . Patrick Hannavan, wife & sons, were arrested for assult and battery on an Irish Emgirant—admitted to bail . . . Richard Taylor was brought up for stealing various implement's of trade from an Irish Emigrant—committed. . .

Trinity House:—
On the 31st ultimo, Anthony Hamilton, on the prosecution of Jesse Armstrong, Harbour Master, was fined fifty shillings, and costs, for throwing and permitting to be thrown, shavings and rubbish and filth in the port of Montreal.

Kingston, July 27.—
The remaining division of the 15th Regiment, arrived here on Tuesday evening last, in batteaux, from Lower Canada. Colonel Macintosh came in the Dalhousie on Wednesday.
The headquarter division of the 68th Light Infantry, will embark on Monday next, on board the Queenston, for York, under Major Winnett.
The Weather, during the preceding week, has been very rainy, and rather unfavourable to the crops. The thermometer since our last publication, has ranged from 64 to 80 at noon in the shade.
On Friday last, a private belonging to the Grenadier Company of the 15th Regiment, named Fielding, while bathing at Point Henry, was accidently drowned.
The steamboat Queenston arrived here this morning, having a Divison of the 70th Regiment on board under the command of Captain Laing, on their route to Quebec.

A Fine Haul.
A gang of horse thieves were roused from their dreams of plunder and arrested in their beds at one of our taverns, before daylight yesterday morning.— The complainant, Adrian Abbott, and active little French resident of Detroit, on finding his own and some neighbours' horses gone, crossed to Canada in pursuit. Hearing there of the route taken by the thieves, he returned to Detroit, jumped aboard the steamboat just starting for Buffalo, and lost no time in reaching this village. As luck would have it, he arrived here only a few hours after the objects of his pursuit, and found the horses in the first stable he popped into. The next thing was to secure the gang, and things were carried on with such address that the whole were in the grips of the law ere they had well freed themselves from the drowsy influence of Morpheus. On examination before squire Wheeler, they severally called themselves Saxton A. Greene, Charles Jackson, Peleg Salisbury, and James Dean ; but these are probably fictitious names. Their contradictory statements and and suspicious appearance, independent of the recognition of three of the horses by the pursuer, would alone warrant their detention ; and they are now in gaol. Abbott's perseverance in pusuing and ferreting them out, at a distance of 400 miles from the scene of the robbery, is praiseworthy. The steam boat left Detroit so suddenly after his arrival from Canada, that he had not time to tell his family of his journey, or get money enough for expences—to defray which he had to dispose of his watch and other articles.— Rochester Daily Advertiser, July 11th

By the arrival of the ship Georgia, Captain Smith, at New York, London [newspaper] dates to 14th and Liverpool to 16th June have been received. The Packet ship James Cropper sailed in company.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Saturday, September 1st - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 08 brig Sarah Plane 17 June Liverpool   to W.& G. Pemberton / salt & goods
Aug 08 ship Timandree Wragg 13 June London   to L.S. Levy / in ballast
Aug 11 bark Unity Johnson 19 June Liverpool   to order / in ballast
Aug 12 H.M. Romney Captain Lacker 20 June Cork 400 men of the 66th Regiment
Aug 15 bark Mary 60 days Newry 281 settlers to Mr. Levy / ballast & goods
Aug 15 ship Lord Gambier Taylor 45 days Liverpool   to Lemesurier / in ballast
Aug 15 brig Kelsick Wood Davis 63 days Workington   to Forsyth & Co. / coals
Aug 15 brig Royal Yeoman Willis 50 days Falmouth   to P. Sheppard & Co.
Aug 17 brig Agenoria Evans 08 June Cork 36 settlers to Sheppard & Campbell / government stores
The Port of Quebec Thursday August 9th, Monday August 13th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Launch at William Henry [Sorel]:—
On Wednesday last, at 6 o'clock in the evening, the fine brig The Earl of Dalhousie of 290 tons, built by Messrs. Adams, was launched in beautiful style ; and although it rained intensely during the greater part of the tiem, the Countess of Dalhousie, with her usual affability and condescension, honoured the launch by her presence, and was afterwards was seen goung round the brig in her barge. A salute was fired by field pieces amidst the hearty cheers and long huzzas of a great concourse of people of the Borough and adjoining Parishes, who had assembled at an early hour of the day to witness the great sight. Robert Jones, Esquire, of William Henry, having been solicited by the Messrs. Adams to perform the usual Baptismal ceremony on such occasions, attended with a Bottle of Wine, and on breaking it against the brig, audibly named her The Earl of Dalhousie with an earnest wish, that she might, if ever necessitated in her element, to meet the enemies of His King and Country, never sully the illustrious and distinguished name he had conferred upon her.

The New and Elegant Steam-Packet JOHN MOLSON, J.D. Armstong, Master, will leave this for Quebec, (on her first trip) on TUESDAY Marning the 14th inst. at Nine o'Clock. She is fitted up in a style far superior to anything that has yet appeared on the St. Lawrence, and it is presumed will exceed in Speed.
For Freight or Passage apply at the Subscribers' Office, or the Master on board

Montreal, August 13, 1827

The Port of Quebec Thursday August 16th, Monday August 20th - MG
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 14— ship Ellergill, Knight, (for) Hull
Aug 14— brig Fisher, Wilson, (for) Limerick
Aug 14— brig Mayflower, Atkinson, (for) Whitehaven
Aug 14— ship Euphrosine, Hutchinson, (for) Bridgwater
Aug 14— brig Louisa, McAdam, (for) Coleraine
Aug 14— brig Aurora, Rudolph, (for) Lunenburg ?
Aug 15— brig Susan, Nicholson, (for) Plymouth
Aug 15— ship Priace, Chapman, (for) London
Aug 15— bark Aurora, Dearness, (for) Hull
Aug 15— brig Sarah and Margaret, Christian, (for) Maryport
Aug 15— brig Minerva, Harvey, (for) Oporto
Aug 15— brig Enterprise, Hunter, (for) Ayr

On Wednesday morning, Mrs. Dorothea Judah, widow of the late Aaron Hart, Esquire, aged 82 years ; Her remains were conveyed to Three Rivers on board the Waterloo Steam boat for interment in the family burying ground.

The steam vessel the George the Fourth, Captain Black left Portsmouth on the 1st March, arrived at Lisbon on the 14th, and arrived at Cadiz the 16th, stayed 38 hours, and arrived at Gibraltar on the 10th [sic 20th]. On the 21st she took on board 175 persons on an excursion to Tangiers, in Africa ; sailed the 21st and returned on the 22nd. Left Cadiz and Lisbon on the 24th, staying at each place as on the outward bound voyage, and arrived in London on 9th, and left the River Thames on the 23rd [April?], for Elseneur [Elsinore], Copenhagen and St. Petersburg. The effect of this vessel's appearance at Tangiers, has never been justly described. The whole population turned out to see her enter the Bay.— Their astonishment at the manner she was navigated against wind and tide, no sail set, and the ease with which she was brought up, made the Governor or Dey almost doubt his situation. The foregoing facts prove that steam navigation extends now from London to the extreme North and South of Europe, and furnish an interesting illustration of the gigantic progress of modern science, and its adaptation to the power, utilty, convenience, and pleasures of man, for steam boats are most efficient transports for the rapid and certain conveyance of troops in war, as it appears by the late expedition to Portugal, and afford the most expeditious means for carrying goods and passengers to their place of destination. The Duke of York, a sister vessel of the George IV, belonging to the same proprietors, Messrs. Joliette [?] & Banks is now on her voyage to Gibraltar where upwards of 280 persons have put down their names for an excursion on a party of pleasure to Malaga, which amply shows the esteem this mode of travelling is held in.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec Thursday August 23rd & 30th - MG & Saturday, September 8th - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 20 schooner Francis Newbold 34 days Trinidad   to Moir & Heath / sugar
Aug 21 schooner Maria Louisa 29 July Halifax   to Mr. Dubord / fish
Aug 24 schooner Reward Urin 30 days Halifax   to Mr. McTavish / rum & sugar
Aug 24 brig Melton / Milton Blackhouse / Backhouse 30 June Hull   to order / in ballast
Aug 24 ship John and Thomas Martin 23 June Liverpool   to S. Leather & Co. / salt
  The Friends sailed from Hull with papers, the same day as the Milton [Melton ?]
Aug 25 brig Lancaster Dodd 14 June Workington   to Irvine & Co. / in ballast
Aug 25 schooner Angelique Leblanc 21 days Halifax   to H. Dubord / molasses
Aug 26 bark Ranger Clark 67 days London   to Penniston & McGill / in ballast
Aug 26 brig Dalrymple Dawson 26 June Cardiff   to H. Gowan & Co. / in ballast
Aug 26 schooner Page Landry 35 days Halifax   to J.O. Brunet / molasses & fish
Aug 26 schooner Hannah Waddleton 14 days Miramichi   to Patterson & Weir / in ballast
Aug 26 bark Friends Callender 25 June Hull   to R. Methley / crates &c.
Aug 28 schooner Jane Harlery 25 July Newfoundland   to H. Lemesurier & Co. / wine & fish
Aug 28 schooner Eliza & Jane Lebrun 31 June Tobago   to P. Sheppard / rum & sugar
The following is a comparative statement of vessels, tonnage and settlers, arrived at the Port of Quebec, to the 27th August 1826 and 1827, viz:—
Years Vessels Tonnage Settlers
1826 510 133,826 10,040
1827 400 102,276 15,520
The present month has presented the greatest falling off in arrivals during the season, only 25 vessels have come up since the 31st July last. The arrivals in the corresponding month last year amounted to 98. There are only between 28 and 30 vessels in port.

Mutiny in an Emigrant Vessel.
The Pacific, Brown, . . . party from Cork with 224 passengers for Quebec, forced to put into Shannon . . . [unreadable, need to find another paper]

By the arrival of the packet Ships Manchester, William Byrnes and William Thompson from Liverpool, and Brighton from London, at New York, we have London papers to the 14th and Liverpool to the 16th July.

Passengers arrived in the Manchester, from Liverpool. The Prince of Musignano, son of Lucien Bonaparte ; Mr. & Mrs, Aubrey, Canada ; Miss Wells, Canada ; Rev.'d Mr. Frothingham, Canada ; Rev.'d Mr. Machar, England ; Messrs. William B. Brown, England ; J. Baker, England and A. Bryce, New York.
In the William Byrnes, Jerome Napolean Bonaparte ; Captain Marshall, of the Army ; two Messrs. Gordon, London (scene painters for the Brewery theatre)
In the William Thompson, Mr. & Mrs. Humphreys, New York ; M. Gray, Washington ; Mr. Walker, lady and two children, London ; J. Bell and W. Smith, England ; Messrs. De Ponce, Ferres and Herrera, Havana.
In the Edward Bonaffe, from Havre. R. Chezrolat and H. Hyppolite.
In the Brighton, from London. Dr. Strachan, Canada ; Mrs. Bowes and servant, Canada ; Miss Johnson, Canada ; Mr. Ross, Canada ; Captain Bayfield, R.N. & Lieutenant Collins, R.N., Canada ; Mr. Bowen, Canada ; James Hackett, New York ; Messrs. Bayley, Lock and Hissey, London ; Mrs. Lee and two daughters, Miss. Hardenberg, Mr. Cliburn, London.

Arrived at the Port of Quebec September 3rd, 6th & 10th - MG & September 15th & 22nd - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Aug 28 schooner Alive Sevright 34 days Halifax & Arichat   to H. Dubord / rum & sugar
Aug 29 brig Southampton Tuzo 24 July Grenada   to J. Leaycraft / rum & sugar
Aug 29 bark Lady Digby Wood 12 July Liverpool   to H. Gowan & Co. / salt & soap
Aug 29 bark Jane Jones 01 July Liverpool   to J. Richardson / salt
Aug 29 brig Quebec Packet Anderson 13 July Aberdeen   to Moir & Heath / in ballast
Aug 30 brig Port Spain Canning Jamaica   to M. Shaw / rum & coffee
Aug 30 bark Wave Richardson 22 June Cork 19 or 49 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Aug 30 brig Integrity Banks 34 days Newfoundland 4 settlers to G. Symes / in ballast
Aug 30 bark Fides R. Gill 09 July Hull   to Irvine & Co. / in ballast
Aug 30 ship Hope Marshall 13 June London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Aug 30 brig Mary Ellen Benn 21 June Dublin 7 settlers to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
Aug 30 bark Harmony Young 29 May Leith 36 settlers to order / in ballast
Aug 30 brig Imperial Tiflin / Taflin 21 June Sunderland   to W. Price / coals & earthenware
Sept 01 brig Mary Ann, 239 tons John Lodge 21 June London Mr. Rae, Mr.& Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. Gall and Dr. Nelson to W. Price / general cargo
Sept 01 brig Try Again Lentick 23 June Greenock   to J. Munn / coals, wines &c.
Sept 01 bark Volunteer Thompson 09 July Cork 91 settlers to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
Sept 01 schooner Jesse 18 days Pictou   to Irvine & Co. / flag stones
Sept 02 ship Brilliant Barclay 17 July Aberdeen Mr. McLean and Mr. Gale to Moir & Heath / in ballast
Sept 02 ship City of Waterford Thomas 06 weeks Waterford 25 settlers to Froste & Co. / in ballast
Sept 02 brig Indian Mathias 16 July Greenock Mr. Jones, Mr. Smith, Mr. Hodgart and Mr. Steel | 60 settlers to G. Ross & Co. / general cargo
Sept 02 schooner Eclipse Meredith 09 days Miramichi 4 settlers to Paterson & Weir / in ballast
Sept 02 ship Asia Parkins 18 June London the Honorable Chief Justice Sewell, lady & family and Mr. Mason to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
Sept 05 bark Brothers Jenkinson 16 July Hull   to Irvine & Co. / in ballast
Sept 05 bark Emperor Alexander Nicholson 09 weeks London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Sept 05 bark Spring Hill McFee 14 July Holyhead   to G. Ross & Co. / in ballast
Sept 05 bark Resolution Ward 14 Aug St. John's, Nfld   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Sept 05 ship Montmorency Teasdale 16 June London   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Sept 05 bark Princess of Wales Clyma 26 June Chatham   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 05 brig Cheviot Mawson 14 July Cardiff   to W.& G. Pemberton / iron
Sept 05 brig Hope Hall 29 June Belfast 185 settlers to H. Gowan / general cargo
Sept 05 bark Ythan Cairns 10 July Belfast   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
Sept 05 ship Wanderer William Waygood 14 July Plymouth   to J. Dyke / coals
Sept 06 brig Heart of Oak Booth 18 July Dundee   to Moir & Heath / in ballast
Sept 06 barl Champlain Hughes 23 July Hull or Cork 4 settlers to J. Atkins / in ballast
Sept 06 bark Two Brothers McCracken 44 days Dublin 10 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
Sept 06 brig City of Aberdeen Duthie 36 days Liverpool   to Moir & Heath / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Sophia Neil 05 Aug Greenock   to G. Ross & Co. / general cargo
Sept 06 brig Hero, 200 tons Thomas Wilson / Willis 08 July Whitehaven   to J. Campbell / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Elizabeth Service 74 days London   to Cringan & Co. / general cargo
Sept 06 ship Priscilla Mitchell 37 days Cork   to order / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Springflower Brown 13 July Padstow   to order / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Hope Fraser 14 July Whitehaven   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Liddle Thompson 22 July Bristol   to order / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Prince George Morrison 27 July Leith   to R. Dean & Co. / gin and ballast
Sept 06 brig Welcome Paul 12 July Portsmouth   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 06 ship Thorne Johnson 16 July Liverpool   to order / salt & coals
Sept 06 bark George IV Morgan 17 July Waterford   to Froste & Co. / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Anne Robson 15 July Sunderland   to order / coals
Sept 06 schooner William Hunter McClaren 09 Aug Halifax   to C.F. Aylwin / rum & chocolate
Sept 06 brig William Appleton William 33 days Liverpool   to G. Ross & Co. / coals
Sept 06 brig Percival Johnson 28 July Dublin   to J. Hamilton / in ballast
Sept 06 bark Forster Bennett 10 July Hull 10 settlers to order / in ballast
Sept 06 bark Berlin Weaser 28 July Liverpool   to G. Ross / coals
Sept 06 bark Sir William Bensley Smith 28 July Scarboro'   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Robert Burns Patterson 15 July Liverpool   to G. Ross & Co. / general cargo
Sept 06 bark Pearson / Pearsons Fogo / Foggo 24 July Liverpool   to Irvine & Co. / in ballast
Sept 06 brig Cherub Miller 04 Aug Greenock 11 settlers to Robert Shaw / general cargo
Sept 07 brig Lord Nelson Crocker 05 Aug Newfoundland   to order / in ballast
Sept 07 schooner Harmony Bins / Bens 21 days Halifax   to Mr. Ross / rum & molasses
Sept 07 bark Europe Willis 22 July Bristol   to order / in ballast
Sept 07 brig Betsy / Betsey Caroll / Carroll 68 days Dublin 60 settlers to G. Symes / in ballast
Sept 07 bark Baltic Merchant Parry 26 May Dublin 56 settlers to H. Gowan & Co. / in ballast
Sept 07 bark Dependent, 250 tons Carr 31 July Liverpool   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 07 ship General Hewitt Lee 42 days Waterford   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 07 bark Clarkson Ward 31 July Hull 7 or 9 settlers to R. Methley / iron
Sept 07 bark Argus Forster 26 July Plymouth   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 07 brig Fidelity English 29 July Cork 16 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 07 brig Rose Macroon Thomas 03 July Ross 76 settlers to James Black / in ballast
Sept 07 brig Mic Mac White 12 days Halifax   to Mr. O'Hara / rum & coffee
Sept 07 brig Pilgrim G. Brown 03 July Sligo   to J. Hamilton / in ballast
Sept 07 brig Kitty Graystock 24 July Swansea   to order / in ballast
Sept 07 brig Canada Patterson 42 days Dublin 20 settlers to C. Noyes / in ballast
Sept 07 brig Elizabeth Robinson 28 July Greenock   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 07 brig Margaret Troup 21 July Sunderland   to H.G. Forsyth & Co. / coals
Sept 08 ship Orwell Halwell / Harwell 13 July Dublin 60 settlers to J. Munn / salt
Sept 08 ship Britannia Redpath 18 July Portsmouth   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 08 bark Argyle Anderson 28 July Cork   to W. Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 08 bark Town of Ross Kay / Key / Ray 42 days Ross 15 settlers to James Black / in ballast
Sept 08 brig Endymion Smith 29 July Liverpool   to Froste & Co. / general cargo
Sept 08 brig Castor Cochrane 29 July Youghall   to order / in ballast
Sept 09 brig Mary Stewart / Stuart, 250 tons Smith 26 July Liverpool   to Froste & Co. / salt
Sept 09 brig Margaret Attridge 04 July Cork 100 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
Sept 09 brig George & Catherine, 138 tons Blacklock 50 days Liverpool   to order / general cargo
Aug 30— bark Caledonian, Colburn, (for) Liverpool
Aug 30— brig England, Stephenson, (for) Newcastle
Aug 31— ship George Canning, Spencer, (for) London
Sept 01— ship Brunswick, Blake, (for) London
Sept 01— ship Brothers, Anderson, (for) Bristol
Sept 01— bark Arcadia, Forster, (for) Bristol
Sept 01— brig Hayle, Ramsay, (for) Newcastle
Sept 01— ship Thomas, Banfield, (for) Cork
Sept 01— ship Cumberland, Gardner, (for) Liverpool
Sept 03— bark Elizabeth, Charlton, (for) Portsmouth
Sept 03— schooner Eliza Jane, T. Lebru, (for) Arichat
Sept 05— schooner Olive, Sivtret, (for) Halifax
Sept 05— schooner Dolphin, Chartier, (for) Miramichi
Sept 06— ship Timandra, Wray, (for) London
Sept 06— brig Sarah, Plane, (for) Belfast
Sept 06— bark Francis, Grandy, (for) Chatham
Sept 06— brig Nelson Village, Jackson, (for) Belfast
Sept 06— schooner Frances, Newbold, (for) Bermuda
Sept 06 schooner Hibernia, Caldwell, (for) Richibucto

The Courts.
. . . . Patrick Gillespie was next put to the bar, charged with having, on the 9th August, stolen a sail from the brig Warner, Captain Crawford.
Two watchmen of this city stated their meeting with the prisoner on the evening in question, almost in a state of nudity.— He had with him a sail which he denied having stolen. Owing to the absence of the material witness, Captain Crawford, who could have identified the sail, the Jury rendered a verdict of Not Guilty.

The Thames Tunnel.
Mr Brunel had so far succeeded in stopping the leak in the Tunnel under the Thames, that it was expected the work would be resumed in a few days. . . . The London papers give numerous details of spirited and scientific measures to stop the leaks in the Tunnel and to prevent the occurrence of similar disaster ; and the best hopes were entertained of their success.

Emigration from the Highlands.
A vessel sailed from Leith about three weeks ago, with provisions, &c. for Tobermory, destined (along with two other ships which were proceeding from Newcastle) to take about 700 emigrants from this district of the Highlands to the Island of Cape Breton. Last year three vessels left Tobermory, with above 900 passengers for the same destination ; and we understand that one thousand more individuals have determined to follow their friends and relations to their transatlantic settlement next year.
see reports of the 1826 & 1827 Highland emigration to Cape Breton in Ships to and from Nova Scotia 1815-1838
Arrived at the Port of Quebec September 13th, 17th, 20th & 24th - MG & September 29th, October 6th & 20th - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Sept 11 brig Henry Brougham Reigh 23 July Ross   to William Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 11 brig Phbe Finn 27 July Youghall   to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
Sept 11 brig Good Intent Edwards 27 July Youghall 13 settlers to William Price & Co. / in ballast
Sept 11 brig Rocket Murray 29 July Liverpool   to T. Gordon & Co. / general cargo
Sept 14 bark Minerva Carrick 54 days Plymouth   to order / in ballast
Sept 14 brig Arai Archibald 24 July Cardigan   to J. Leather / in ballast
Sept 14 brig Favourite, 296 tons Alexander Allan 15 Aug Greenock   to W. Price & Co. / general cargo
  "To the attentive politeness of Captain Allen [sic], of the brig Favourite, we are indebted for the Greenock Advertiser of the 14th August, from which we can procure no later intelligence concerning the new ministerial arrangements, than that given in our last. The voice of the people is however so decidedly in favour of Mr. Canning's policy, that a deviation from the course pursued by that lamented Statesman, would be a perilous experiment."
the Canning reference is to the death of the Honorable George Canning [11 April 1770 - 8 August 1827], who was a British statesman and politician who served as Foreign Secretary, then briefly as Prime Minister, from 10th April 1827, until his death at the age of 57, at Chiswick. | Captain Allan was Alexander (Sandy) Allan, the father of Sir Hugh Allan, who founded the Montreal Ocean Steamship Company (Allan Line) in 1854.
Sept 14 ship General Wolfe Stanworth 06 Aug Bristol   to W. Budden / general cargo
Sept 14 brig Horatio John Sparks 10 Aug Liverpool   to G. Symes / general cargo
Sept 15 schooner Mary Ann Sire 29 Aug Halifax   to J. Leblond / plaister &c. (plaster)
Sept 15 ship Haydon J. Geary 29 Aug (?) Portsmouth Colonel, Sir Thomas Noel Hill, K.C.B., Deputy Adjutant General in the Canadas, Lady Hill and four children ; Captain Savage, Royal Engineers, lady and five children ; Lieutenants Chrome and Bergman [Cromier & Burgman], Royal Engineers, with one company of Sappers & Miners, to join Colonel By at Rideau... to Government / in ballast
  ...The Rev'd. Mr. Payne, Chaplain to the Dock Yard, Kingston, lady and child have also arrived. We have to announce also, the arrival of the Honorable Mr. Felton from England, of Mrs. Davidson and Miss Caldwell, daughter of the Honorable John Caldwell.—Quebec Mercury : ship of arrival may be Haydon
Sept 15 ship Dunlop Gowan 04 Aug Belfast 82 settlers to J. Hamilton / goods
Sept 15 brig Thames Adams 11 Aug Glasgow   to R. Dean & Co. / goods
Sept 15 brig Rival Evening 26 July Gibraltar   to W. Price / wine & fruit
Sept 15 brig Promise Shearer 06 Aug Liverpool Mr. Macnaught to J. Leather / salt
Sept 15 brig Brothers Fulton 12 weeks Dublin 93 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
Sept 15 brig Transit Pitts / Potts 42 days Newport   to order / in ballast
Sept 15 brig Henry Tate Boyle 08 Aug Belfast   to J. Hamilton / goods
Sept 15 brig Grecian Bouch 40 days Hamburg   to order / in ballast
Sept 15 brig Albion Isaacs 08 Aug Cork 20 settlers to Sheppard & Co. / in ballast
Sept 15 brig Greenhowe McKie / McKay 04 Aug Newry 49 settlers to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
Sept 15 brig Medusa Sampson 26 July Bridgwater   to W. Price / bricks
Sept 15 schooner Experience Thompson 29 Aug Halifax   to J.O. Brunet / rum &c.
Sept 15 bark Granicus Wilkie 06 Aug Cork   to J.S. Campbell / in ballast
Sept 15 brig Three Sisters Ritchie 03 Aug Greenock   to G. Ross / in ballast
Sept 16 brig Thetis Galt 33 days Limerick   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 16 schooner Three Sisters Dodridge 26 Aug Newfoundland 4 settlers to J.O. Brunet / in ballast
Sept 16 brig Isabella Morrice 05 Aug Drogheda   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 16 brig Thomas Farrell Consit 35 days Wexford   to W.& G. Pemberton / in ballast
Sept 16 brig James Rankin 25 July Liverpool   to Mr. Brackenridge / general cargo
Sept 16 bark Queen Heath 06 Aug Limerick 74 settlers to H. Lemesurier & Co. / in ballast | landed 24 settlers at Sydney, C.B., Nova Scotia
Sept 16 bark Maria Boyes 06 Aug Waterford 66 settlers to W. Price & Co. / in ballast | landed 4 settlers at Saint Johns (Newfoundland or N.B.?)
Sept 16 brig Sisters Irvine 16 Aug Lancaster   to order / in ballast
Sept 16 bark John Howard Bruce 06 Aug Cork   to J. Atkins / in ballast
Sept 16 brig Pericles Spence 22 Aug Bermuda   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 16 schooner Marie Catherine Bernier 21 days Halifax   to J. Tulloch . in ballast
Sept 17 bark Sir Watkin Sanderson 14 Aug Belfast 20 settlers to J. Hamilton & Co. / goods
Sept 17 brig Ann, Eliza & Jane Dodds 29 July Bristol   to G. Symes / in ballast
Sept 18 schooner — Bernier 08 days Miramichi    
Sept 19 bark Valiant Agor 10 Aug Falmouth   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 19 brig Donegal Heyton 17 Aug Cardigan   to Sheppard & Co. / in ballast
Sept 19 brig Hero Willis 25 July Bristol   to W. Budden / iron
Sept 19 brig Brigand Hurlow 18 Aug Milford   to J. Dyke / in ballast
Sept 20 brig Hannah Walker 19 Aug Dublin   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 20 brig Christian Christian 19 Aug Liveprool   to G. Symes / general cargo
Sept 20 brig Gratitude Galletly 08 Aug Dundee   to order / in ballast
Sept 20 brig John Morrison 18 Aug Leith   to order / coals
Sept 20 bark Quebec Packet Atkinson 18 Aug the Downs   to H. Atkinson / in ballast
Sept 20 brig Cobourg Frith 08 Aug Tobago   to Forsyth & Co. / rum
Sept 21 brig Erato Blair 06 Aug London 18 settlers to William Price & Co. / general cargo
Sept 21 bark Princess Royal Townshend 20 Aug Grenada   to J. Leaycraft / rum & sugar
Sept 21 sloop Nelson Hodgson 27 July London   to Finlay & Co. / in ballast
Sept 21 brig Elizabeth Moor 10 Aug Plymouth 2 settlers to order / in ballast
Sept 21 bark Tottenham Birbeak 20 Aug Limerick   to J. Black / in ballast
Sept 21 ship Erie Stoddard 20 Aug London   to Gillespie, Finlay & Co. / in ballast
Sept 08— schooner Jessie, Kennedy, (for) Pictou
Sept 08— schooner Hannah, Waddleton, (for) Miramichi
Sept 12— schooner Eclipse, Meredith, (for) Miramichi
Sept 12— [brig] Susan, Davies, (for) Exmouth
Sept 13— schooner Angelique, Dugas, (for) Miramichi
Sept 13— schooner Maria, Dennis, (for) Halifax
Sept 13— bark Argyle, Anderson, (for) Cork
Sept 14— [schooner] Two Brothers, Boudrot, (for) Arichat
Sept 19— brig Agenoria, Evans, (for) Leith
Sept 19— bark Unity, Johnson, (for) Bristol
Sept 19— schooner Caroline, Moreau, (for) Miramichi
Sept 19— brig Kelsick Wood, Davies, (for) Liverpool
Sept 20— brig Lancaster, Dodd, (for) Dundalk
Sept 21— brig Mary Ellen, Benn, (for) Cork
Sept 21— schooner Jane, Harfery, (for) St. John's, Nfld

Passengers:— In the Montrose, from London, Major Mercer, Captain Tuddy, Lieut. Severn, Dr. Lloyd and 49 men of the Royal Artillery.

Habouring Seamen.
On the 27th ultimo, Thomas Broderick, of Champlain street, a tavern-keeper, was convicted before the Sitting Magistrates, in the penalty of Ten Pounds and Costs, for having illegally harboured Edward Matthews, an articled seaman, from on board the George Canning in this port.

Quebec, September 17th 1827.
Capt. Bayfield, of the Navy, whose arrival we mentioned some time ago, is appointed with Lieut. Collins, to suvey the St. Lawrence. For this purpose a fast sailing schooner is to be hired for three years, to be in readiness to commence operations on the 20th May next. The survey, we suppose, will extend to the gulf. Many parts of the river below the Island of Orleans, particularly the North Channel as far as the Saguenay, are now very little known, although during the possession of this Colony by the French, it was practised as the only navigable channel. The English fleet under Admiral Saunders with General Wolfe's army, ascended the River by this channel. From the Saguenay downwards, the North Shore offers many difficulties. The shoals extend several leagues out, and many shipwrecks have occurred on them. A complete and correct chart is upon the whole, much called for, and from Capt. Bayfield's abilites we are warranted in expecting such a chart. They suvey will afford the Province an excellent opportunity of obtaining information for placing lighthouse on the river, which the importance of our shipping interests and the complaints, now make it necessary to establish.

Upwards of thirty vessels have arrived from Europe on the second voyage. The number of arrivals this year is 489 ; at the corresponding period last season they amounted to 526, the difference is not so great as was expected. It is probable that the total number of arrivals for 1827, will not be much short of 600. The entries last year amounted to 714.

The wonderful improvement of Steam Navigation on the St. Lawrence is a favourite topic of conversation, and its progress is certainly most creditable to the public spirit and enterprise of this commercial city. We have one or two particulars to mention respecting the subject which we believe to be unparalleled. By the arrival of the John Molson here on Friday evening last, many Merchants of this city received answers to letters which they had written only 44 hours previous ! Our small supplement which we issued on Wednesday evening last, was transmitted by the Waterloo, which left Montreal the same evening at 9. On Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock, we read our supplement at full length in the columns of the Quebec Official Gazette — so that in the incredibly short space of forty-four hours the vessel arrived at Quebec, a new edition of the Official Gazette was published, and brought to Montreal, a distance of 360 miles, with the usual delay on both trips at Sorel and Three Rivers.

The new Steam-boat Neptune, built by Mr. Alexander Young, & owned by Messrs. H. Dickinson & Co., has commenced running on Lake St. Francis, in connexion with their daily line of Coaches and Steam-boats. The length of her keel is 113 feet, beam 22 feet and draws only 31 inches of water. She has an Engine of 70 horse-power made by Messrs. John D. Ward & Co. It is believed that she will surpass in speed any boats on the St. Lawrence, and not fall far behind the new Boat on the North River, between New York and Albany.

Quebec, September 23rd.
We yesterday saw a number if Irish Emigrants in a state of the greatest distress, their story is, that they had arrived is a vessel which to obtain passengers advertised that those who embarked in her, should be forwarded to Upper Canada free of expense, the master now neglets to fulfill his engagement, and these poor creatures, many of whom have expended their last penny to procure passage of themselves and families across the Atlantic, are left on our wharves in a state of destitution, unable to move forward, whilst the delay attendant on seeking redress by law, is equally ruinous to them, even if they succeed in establishing their claim against the Ship.— It has been suggested that a Legislative enactment imposing a tonnage duty on vessels arriving in this Port with Emigrants, would be a desirable measure, to furnish a fund to be applied to the relief of indigent or sick settlers who are now left a serious charge upon private charity.— Quebec Mercury.
Arrived at the Port of Quebec September 27th, October 1st & 4th - MG & October 20th - UEL
Date Vessel Master Sailed From Passengers Remarks/Consigned to
Sept 22 ship John Francis Miller 23 Aug London 10 settlers to Froste & Co. / general cargo
Sept 24 ship Montreal, 314 tons John Udney 21 Aug Liverpool Captain Maxwell, wife & child | and 4 settlers to G. Ross & Co. / general cargo
Sept 24 ship Minerva Richards 19 Aug London   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 26 ship Rebecca Laurie 22 Aug Greenock 8 settlers to Laurie & Spence / general cargo
Sept 26 schooner — Labrador   to — / fish & oil
Sept 26 bark Brailsford Moon 20 Aug London   to W. Price / in ballast
Sept 26 brig James Walton 19 Aug Bristol   to Cringan & Co. / in ballast
Sept 26 brig Heroine Hall 24 Aug Cork   to W. Price & Co. / in balalst
Sept 26 brig Nemises Smith 21 Aug Lisbon   to W. Budden / salt
Sept 27 brig Experiment Watt 25 Aug Maryport   to G. Ross / in ballast
Sept 27 brigantine John Binmer Scott 04 Aug Grenada & Bermuda Mr. Hamilton to Mr. Thirlwell / rum
Sept 27 bark James Carey 24 Aug Penzance   to order / in ballast
Sept 27 brig Alexander Halliday 21 Aug Whitehaven   to Forsyth & Co. / in ballast
Sept 29 brig Phillis Penrice 22 Aug Workington   to G. Symes / coals
Oct 01 bark William & George Brydon 21 Aug Londonderry 35 settlers to order / in ballast
Oct 01 ship Ariadne McColl 24 Aug Greenock   to John Munn / coals
Oct 02 bark Asia Ward 30 Aug London   to order / in ballast
Oct 02 brig Mary Cummings Bleasdale 20 days Newfoundland   to L.S. Levey / in ballast
Oct 02 ship Richard Sands Owen 25 Aug Liverpool   to G. Symes / in ballast
Sept 24— ship Brilliant, Barclay, (for) Aberdeen
Sept 24— brig Milton, Backhouse, (for) Hull
Sept 25— bark Mary, Dagnia, (for) Liverpool
Sept 25— schooner William Hunter, McHarron / McClaren, (for) Halifax
Sept 25— brig Dalrymple, Thompson, (for) Cork
Sept 27— brig Medway, Stephenson, (for) Cork
Sept 27— ship Lord Gambier, Taylor, (for) Newcastle
Sept 27— brig Port Spain, Turnbull, (for) Demerara
Sept 28— brig City of Aberdeen, Duthie, (for) Aberdeen
Sept 28— brig Rose Macroon, Thomas, (for) Dublin
Sept 28— [schooner] Surprise, Bowen, (for) Miramichi
Sept 28— [schooner] Lively, Cornwall, (for) Gut of Canso
Sept 29— bark Clarkson, Ward, (for) Hull
Sept 29— brig Lord Nelson, Crocker, (for) Plymouth
Oct 01— brig Margaret, Attridge, (for) Galway
Oct 01— ship City of Waterford, Thomas, (for) Belfast
Oct 01— brig George the Fourth, Morgan, (for) Belfast
Oct 01— brig Irton, Gaitskell, (for) Liverpool

Passengers:— In the Electra, at New York, Major Weeks

The hired brig Kingfisher, returned on Tuesday from the Gulf, having in her last trip visited Pictou, Baie de Chaleurs, Gaspé, Mingan Islands and the greater part of the Labrador coast. She will not leave the Port again this season in the service of the Government.
The Rev'd. Mr Archibald, Captain Young, A.D.C., John Davidson Esq., and Messrs. Bowen and Rogers were passengers in the Kingfisher.

Quebec, September 25th.
Attempt of an Eagle to Devour a Boy.—
A very singular occurrence happened the week before last, in the Parish of St. Ambroise, about nine miles from this city. Two boys, the one seven and the other five years old, amused themselves in an adjoining field, trying to reap, while their parents were at dinner. A large eagle soon came sailing over them, and with a swoop attempted to seize the eldest, but luckily missed him. The bird, not at all dismayed, sat on the ground at a short distance and in a few moments repeated the attempt. The bold little fellow defended himself against his fierce antagonist with the sickle he had very fortunately in his hand, and when the bird rushed upon him he struck at it. The sickle entered under the left wing and the blow having been given strongly, went through the ribs, and passing through the liver, proved instantly fatal. This eagle was afterwards sold to Mr. Chasseur, who has stuffed it and placed it in him museum, where it may be seen. It is a Ring tailed or Russian eagle. The wings expand upwards of six feet. Its stomach was opened, and found entirely empty. The poor little boy did not receive a scratch ; he was probably not aware of the danger to which he was exposed. Had the eagle seized him, its talons which are of uncommon strength, and about an inch and a half long, must have lacerated him dreadfully. There is little doubt, without the bird was much weakened by hunger, that a blow or two from its beak would have torn out his eyes, and with the instinct peculiar to birds of prey, broken in a moment the thin parts of the skull about the eye, and almost instantly destroyed his life.
Several eagles of this species, breed in the high Capes about Cap Tourmente, below St. Joachim. In the fall they feed chiefly upon sea fowl and the carcases of fish. In the summer months they are very destructive to poultry, often carrying off a large turkey or goose in their claws, from the barn doors.
The present is the first well authenticated instance of their attacking children in this country, which has come to our knowledge.—Old Quebec Gazette

The following is a comparative statement of vessels, tonnage and settlers, arrived at the Port of Quebec, to the 1st October 1826 and 1827, viz:—
Years Vessels Tonnage Settlers
1826 597 156,636 10,360
1827 565 145,266 16,783

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